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by paul b
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June

There were also two oystercatchers on the island yesterday -must have plenty of food in that grass!

Should be an interesting evening and weather forecast is favourable -fingers crossed.
by paul b
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Botany Bay

Singing birds -2 song thrush; 3 chiffchaff; greenfinch
Blackbird; 2 pied wagtail (1 ad, 1 juv); grey wagtail; 19 starlings feeding in field of sheep; magpie; 3 jackdaws.
8 mallard-1m,1f and 1 duckling; 3m & 2 f in another group); 38 Canada geese (most I've ever seen on canal here).
by paul b
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Wall butterfly
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Wall butterfly

Belated welcome for your record, Paul -as according to "Butterflies and Day Flying moths of Lancashire" -'the Wall has suffered a dramatic decline...since 2005'
by paul b
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Painted Lady
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Painted Lady

Today on Erysimum "Bowles' Mauve" in the sunshine, Gt Knowley. Looked a little faded but comes from a long way south.
by paul b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bright Young Things
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Bright Young Things

Interesting points, Jed ;in our garden -anything, everything -is ignored if sunflower hearts and fat balls are available. Peanuts, seeds -no way-not worth putting out.
Expensive tastes now these birds! (and even the occasional rat plus the more regular squirrels).
by paul b
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June

This is a circular walk to include the linear ponds on Buckshaw Avenue -hopefully some amphibians and insects plus aquatic and marsh plants and Mossfield nature reserve -wood and grassland species. Swift Awareness Week is the following week yet we will be obviously scouring the skies for any swifts ...
by paul b
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Evening walk in Buckshaw Thursday 20th June
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Evening walk in Buckshaw Thursday 20th June

This is a circular walk to include the linear ponds on Buckshaw Avenue -hopefully some amphibians and insects plus aquatic and marsh plants and Mossfield nature reserve -wood and grassland species. Swift Awareness Week is the following week yet we will be obviously scouring the skies for any swifts ...
by paul b
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Botany Bay

Birds- chiffchaff, chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, blackbird, blue tit family, great tit, pied wagtail. Canada geese (3), Mallard (10 including 4 young), reed bunting. Buzzard, jackdaw (10+), carrion crow (2). Large skipper butterfly. Buff tailed, tree and early bumblebee on bramble. Also meadowsw...
by paul b
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Garden bumblebee
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Garden bumblebee

Rescued from conservatory allowing for ID -first I have noted but probably a fairly regular visitor.
by paul b
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Help Needed -White legged damselfly recording
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Help Needed -White legged damselfly recording

I have received the following from the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society which they are happy for me to publicise here "The British Dragonfly Society is looking for outdoor enthusiasts to help us investigate one of the UK's prettiest insects, and we would be grateful if you could help us promote...
by paul b
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Juveniles
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Juveniles

Two young great spotted woodpeckers on fat balls today.- Gt Knowley.
Up to five great tit fledglings having a feed too.
by paul b
Fri May 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Flowering Plants - First Dates
Topic: Early-Purple Orchid
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Early-Purple Orchid

Three on canal side, Botany Bay
by paul b
Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hedgehog casualty
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Hedgehog casualty

Live adult reported in garden off Babylon lane Heath Charnock
by paul b
Sun May 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hedgehog casualty
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Hedgehog casualty

On A6 in Whittle -once would have thought too many road deaths to be worth recording but sadly now a rare sight -and deeply ironic to be concerned about a lack of roadkill victims.
by paul b
Thu May 16, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Great Knowley

Not too far away -in overgrown cutting, chiffchaff and willow warbler singing regularly. Noted before but still pleasing -many more greenfinches in evidence than in recent years-at least two singing males on the estate. Another with many more sightings this year is starling -up to 15 adults in garde...

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